• Comments of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Response to the Department of Energy’s Request for Information on the Energy Sector Supply Chain

January 15, 2022

Dear Acting Executive Director Frisch: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce (“the Chamber”) appreciates the opportunity to submit these comments in response to the Request for Information (“RFI”) issued on November 18, 2021, by the Undersecretary for Science and Energy and Office of Policy, Department of Energy (“DOE”).1 The RFI, entitled “Notice of Request for Information (RFI) on Energy Sector Supply Chain Review,” was issued to solicit stakeholder input regarding the supply chains of energy, energy systems and technologies, energy efficiency technologies from raw materials, processed materials, subcomponents, final products, and end-of-life material recovery and recycling.

DOE states that this inquiry is intended to support the development of an energy sector industrial base that is diverse, resilient, and competitive while meeting economic, national security, and climate objectives. More imminently, the RFI has been issued to inform the Secretary of Energy’s upcoming report to the White House pursuant to that directive within Executive Order 14017 “America’s Supply Chains.”2